The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, participated in a celebration of Guru Nanak Dev’s 553rd birth anniversary at the residence of the chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities, Iqbal Singh Lalpura, on Monday. The Prime Minister offered prayers on Guru Nanak Jayanti, which falls on Tuesday, and wished the Sikh community and the nation a happy holiday.
As a party worker, he spent time in Punjab and visited Harmandir Sahib numerous times. Based on the Guru’s thoughts, the country is moving forward in pursuit of the welfare of 130 million Indians.
In honor of the occasion, a siropa and a sword were presented to the Prime Minister.
It has been an honor for me to have been able to receive the blessings of the Gurus on so many occasions. We recently celebrated the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singhji, the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, and the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji three years ago. With the blessings of the Gurus, the country has achieved so many achievements in recent years,” said Modi.
Considering the many challenges facing the world, the importance of following the path set by the Guru has never been greater.
“As you know, I recently visited Mana village in Uttarakhand to inaugurate a ropeway connecting Govindghat and Hemkund Sahib. Similarly, the Vande Bharat Express has been launched to reach Anandpur Sahib, according to the Prime Minister.
“I cannot express the feelings I experienced when the Kartarpur Corridor was opened after decades of waiting. We have always strived to strengthen Sikh traditions and culture,” he said. Additionally, the Prime Minister noted that his government had proclaimed December 26 as Veer Bal Diwas in recognition of the supreme sacrifice of the Sahibzadas.